Clinical = hands-on experience in the industry
Skills = hands-on practice in a lab setting
This course prepares the student to provide basic personal care under the supervision of licensed nurses. It includes approximately (80) hours of online class work and a minimum of (20) hours skills practice and a minimum (40) hours clinical experience in a local health care facility including hospitals and/or nursing homes. Course completers are qualified to take the state skills and written exams to qualify to be listed on the Idaho registry as a certified nursing assistant (CNA). Employment opportunities for CNAs primarily include hospitals; home care and long term care facilities.
Here are some quick facts about the course.
- Prerequisite: Fundamentals for Health Professions (with 80% or higher grade) and Medical Terminology (with 80% or higher grade)
- Open to Juniors or Seniors only
- Spring semester only. The schedule depends on location – May use evenings or weekends for skills and clinical hours plus one class period per day for online work.
- (2) High School credits
- Online and textbook class with at least (20) hours skills lab and (40) hours clinical
Students interested in taking this course should click here and carefully read the 2019-2020 CNA syllabus (link below).
If you want to register for this course, follow these instructions. Be sure you have read the syllabus before submitting your registration.